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Electronic Newsletter                 Issue 2008-11

 

Nov. 2008

In this issue Striking Statistic, Timely Tip, Group Gathering, Computer Clue, and Quick Quote

 

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Striking Statistic

According to the CDC’s NIOSH, studies have found the number of Americans  “extremely stressed at work” range between 29% to 40%.

 

Timely Tip

The holidays are coming!  This can be a stressful time of year, as we try to get things done at work so we can have more time to plan travel and entertaining at home.  Plus there may be some stress related to planning a holiday bash at work and shopping for or ordering gifts too. 

 

How can we cut back on some of the stress during this time of year or at any time when we feel stress is getting to us?  Below are a few on-line options where articles or ideas may be found to help with  different stress needs. 

 

The Stress Reliever Personality Test

http://stress.about.com/library/reliever_personality_test/

bl_stress_reliever_personality_test.htm

"How to Deal With Stress at Work"

http://www.ehow.com/how_2066885_deal-stress-work.html

"How To Deal With Holiday Stress"

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art15087.asp

List of more articles at

http://www.ezinearticles.com/?cat=Self-Improvement:Stress-Management

And postings for work stress or anger at

http://2bproductive.blogspot.com/search/label/stress

 

Group Gathering

This section is most often used for team activities or meeting icebreakers.  However, during the holiday season I sometimes like to share a tried-n-true recipe that might be appropriate for an office or  team party, or made larger for a group or department pot luck meal. 

 

Since I am not sure of your recipe needs for the holiday, I decided to give links to some great recipe sites for holiday ideas.  You can search these for the main course, side dishes, or dessert ideas, as well as elegant or simple options.  Also look for recipes you can do with children to add to the festivities.

 

http://www.cooksrecipes.com/category/holiday.html

        http://www.marthastewart.com/holiday-recipes

http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Holidays-and-Events/Main.aspx

        http://www.rachaelray.com/article.php?article_id=56

 

Computer Clue

Want to see your computer as more than just a machine that makes your job easier?  You can use your computer for work, relaxation, learning, and sharing.  Since we already understand using the computer for work, let's discuss the other three.  You can relax on the computer by listening to internet music or watching videos on-line.  There are also lots of joke sites and blogs with interesting stories to read. (Just don't get carried away with too much fun stuff, especially when on-the-job.)

 

Reading can lead us to learning.  We can easily do research on the web using Wikipedia and search engines that help us find links to great websites, articles, and books.  So what do you do with what you read in order to experience the sharing?  Many articles and blogs allow you to comment in order to ask a question or share your personal experience with others.  Or you may choose to share with others you know  by emailing the web link you found interesting to them.  There are also lots of social networking sites where you can get to know other people and share common interests too.

 

Quick Quote

"Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose." - Maureen Killoran

 

For the holiday season, consider effective meetings for your  2008 business giving.

  

 

Order  5 STAR

R.A!R.A!  A Meeting Wizard's Approach

book from www.Amazon.com

  

Find RARA reviews and summaries at http://www.shirleyfinelee.com

/RARA_Pub_Reviews.htm

 

More suggestions for business books as a gift or ideas to create business gift baskets:

To Customer

 For Team 1, For Team 2,

From Sales

For New Manager/Leader

 


 

BLOGGING!

 

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